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International Accreditation and Recognition Council

Who we are…

Founded in 1999, the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) is a not-for-profit education management association run by an elected committee.

IARC provides opportunities for quality focussed like-minded institutions and educators to network and collaborate, functioning to outline benchmarks for excellence in education.

Representation of IARC members

What we do…

The council’s primary purpose is to provide a simple recognition and accreditation system for distinguishing quality, post secondary education. This includes, but is not limited to, vocational, distance, adult and continuing education in the international education industry. As IARC is a global organisation, we operate independently from government.

We focus on ensuring quality and consistency of courses and services provided by our member’s schools, colleges, universities and institutions. We actively work with those education establishments. Annual auditing and school visits are examples of this.

Recognition by IARC provides an assurance that a member institution has satisfied a set of academic, ethical and operational standards. IARC standards are unanimously agreed upon by the committee and members.

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Style Design College

Style Design College (Milan and South Africa) is no longer a member of IARC. Read more...

Insincere Partnership with IARC

The lack of regulation of internet content and the huge potential to lure innocent people to 'enrol' in non-existent courses through sleek online advertising proves too great, and every day fraudulent transactions take place. As a result of inquiries regarding the viability and credibility of online schools, we are now forced to list schools which are falsely claiming association and partnership with IARC in an attempt to protect the vulnerable. Read more...

Days of Operation

The IARC office will be open Wednesday to Friday each week - should you have any enquiries, you can expect to receive a return call or email on those days. Read more...


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